A Consensus Definition of Misophonia: Using a Delphi Process to Reach Expert Agreement

  title={A Consensus Definition of Misophonia: Using a Delphi Process to Reach Expert Agreement},
  author={Susan E. Swedo and David M. Baguley and Damiaan A.J.P. Denys and Laura J. Dixon and Mercede Erfanian and Alessandra Fioretti and Pawel J. Jastreboff and Sukhbinder Kumar and M. Zachary Rosenthal and Romke Rouw and Daniela Schiller and Julia Simner and Eric A. Storch and Steven Taylor and Kathy R. Vander Werff and Sylvina M. Raver},
Misophonia is a disorder of decreased tolerance to specific sounds or their associated stimuli that has been characterized using different language and methodologies. The absence of a common understanding or foundational definition of misophonia hinders progress in research to understand the disorder and develop effective treatments for individuals suffering from misophonia. From June 2020 through January 2021, a project was conducted to determine whether a committee of experts with diverse… 

A Brief Commentary on the Consensus Definition of Misophonia

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  • Medicine
    Frontiers in Neuroscience
  • 2022
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